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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: March 30, 2012








Man charged with abducting woman in New Brunswick



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Director Anthony A, Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced that a man was arrested and charged with abducting a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint on a city street and attempting to sexually assault her this morning.


Porfirio Nunez-Mosquea (DOB 4/4/87) of North Brunswick was charged with kidnapping, robbery, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal restraint, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.


Bail was set at $500,000 for the defendant, who must post the full amount before he can be released from custody.


Police began an investigation after several witnesses called 911 at 6:10 a.m., reporting that a man had grabbed the woman, who was walking on Rutgers Street, near Livingston Avenue, forced her into a van and fled.


While police searched for the victim, she called police shortly after 7 a.m. and told authorities the suspect had released her.


Investigator Tracy Lackey of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Thierry Lemmerling of the New Brunswick Police Department determined that Nunez-Mosquea brandished a handgun, drove the woman to an apartment on Jersey Avenue and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman also was robbed during the incident.


††††††††† Nunez-Mosquea was apprehended by police at his residence in North Brunswick at 11:30 a.m. and was charged at about 7 p.m.


Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Lackey of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Lemmerling of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200.


As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Nunez-Mosquea are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.